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Lake Muskoka, Gravenhurst
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Lake Muskoka is located between Port Carling and Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. The lake is surrounded by many cottages. The lake is primarily within the Township of Muskoka Lakes, with the southeast corner in the Town of Gravenhurst. The Town of Bala is located on the southwest shores of the lake, where the Moon River starts. Lake Muskoka is connected to Lake Rosseau through the Indian River and lock system at Port Carling. The lake is mainly fed by the Muskoka River, Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau.HistoryNative peopleFirst mention of Muskoka in any records is in 1615 and the territory was occupied by Indians, mainly consisting of the Algonquin and Huron tribes. Early explorers to the region like Samuel De Champlain came to the area next followed by Missionaries. The name Muskoka is thought to come from the name of a Chippewa tribe chief named Mesqua Ukee which means "not easily turned back in the day of battle". Also known as Chief Yellowhead, it was Mesqua Ukee who signed the treaties made between the Indians and Province of Canada which sold about 250000acre of land in the area to the Province. He was so revered by the Ontario government that they built a home for him in Orillia where he lived until his death at age 95.
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  • Stayed at the nearby Residence Inn by Marriott. Lake Muskoka is absolutely gorgeous. Lovely waterfront area with several restaurants and attractions. 
  • Perfect place to hang out with friends and fam. The view was perfect and countless lakes that be ready to stop anytime on the road. 
  • Lake Muskoka is so beautiful. Love the fall colors and the lake seems to go on forever. Take a trip along the many roads beside the lake and discover all the different cottages and nooks and crannies....  more »